Principal Investigator Molecular Biomedical Technology (wet lab/computational)

Principal Investigator Molecular Biomedical Technology (wet lab/computational)


Principal Investigator Molecular Biomedical Expertise (moist lab/computational)

VIB is a life sciences analysis institute, based mostly in Flanders, Belgium. VIB scientists carry out fundamental analysis with a robust give attention to translating scientific outcomes into pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial purposes. VIB is a core funded, unbiased analysis institute of the federal government, with 1570 scientists from greater than 70 international locations working at UGent, KU Leuven, College of Antwerp, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Hasselt College.

VIB encourages and helps extremely revolutionary analysis in molecular life sciences and allows collaborations with high scientists and institutes worldwide. VIB analysis is facilitated by top-notch core amenities throughout the spectrum of cutting-edge life sciences applied sciences in addition to by a devoted Innovation and Enterprise crew to facilitate productive contacts with the trade. This permits VIB scientists to take dangers in launching formidable, usually collaborative, analysis packages and allows and encourages them to translate their outcomes into novel therapeutics, diagnostics, purposes, and applied sciences.

The VIB-UGent Heart for Medical Biotechnology (CMB) focuses on the event of revolutionary wet-lab in addition to computational applied sciences for molecular and mobile life sciences analysis, that are utilized to handle difficult human well being issues. Our Heart interprets these novel applied sciences and insights to broadly relevant analysis instruments, vaccines, diagnostics and biopharmaceuticals. Furthermore, CMB educates and trains the following era of medical biotechnology researchers, and informs the general public on the impression of biotechnology on human well being.

Ghent and the encompassing space of Belgium represents one of many high analysis locations in Europe, on the coronary heart of a vibrant and quickly increasing cluster of educational and personal analysis organisations. We now have a robust hyperlink to Ghent College Hospital, facilitating collaborations with glorious clinicians in most fields of human medication.


The VIB-UGent Heart for Medical Biotechnology is trying to find a Principal Investigator to hitch its college. The Heart at present hosts seven teams specializing in biomolecular analytics, bioinformatics and biopharmaceutical engineering analysis, with a robust give attention to protein expertise.

We’re on the lookout for a candidate with a analysis plan that strengthens and enhances our Heart’s present analysis domains. Due to our imaginative and prescient, we’re notably thinking about candidates with an revolutionary spirit to develop CMB’s methodological attain to innovate biomedical analysis.

This place comes with full wage and institutional core (internationally aggressive > 1 million EUR bundle for 5 years, relying on expertise) that’s renewable each 5 years, pending optimistic analysis from an exterior reviewing board. You may be anticipated to use for added analysis funding from worldwide and nationwide funding our bodies (e.g. ERC, Fund for Scientific Analysis Flanders and many others.) and VIB gives assist to beginning PIs to combine within the native analysis funding system. VIB is a three way partnership with the Flemish universities, there shall be alternatives for the candidate to contribute to schooling at Ghent College (School of Sciences or School of Medication and Well being Sciences).


  • You current an thrilling analysis plan for a bunch of 5 to 10 Ph.D. college students and postdocs with analysis targets matching CMB’s mission.
  • You maintain a Ph.D. diploma and are able to transition to an unbiased place otherwise you already are a junior college member. Your readiness for this VIB PI place is evident from a mixture of 1) revealed impactful analysis, 2) a observe report in fundraising to your analysis, and three) an formidable plan to make a tangible impression for society by way of expertise switch to life sciences trade, notably within the scientific surroundings.
  • You’re a crew participant with a collaborative and interdisciplinary mindset.
  • You are feeling succesful and comfy teaching and mentoring junior researchers.
  • You contribute to VIB’s public outreach.
  • You ideally have demonstrated mobility in your profession; related analysis expertise within the molecular life sciences trade shall be thought-about.
  • You ideally have instructing expertise at an instructional stage.


  • We provide a novel alternative to start out a analysis crew in a stimulating, extremely collaborative and worldwide analysis surroundings with a bunch of formidable, enthusiastic friends that may coach and mentor the brand new Group Chief.
  • A beautiful employment bundle together with 100% of your wage and glorious medical insurance and pension advantages.
  • Entry to glorious and totally staffed core amenities at our Heart, and at VIB basically.
  • State-of-the-art laboratory house and tools.
  • Administrative assist by way of finance, HR, and expertise switch.
  • Teaching and assist in making use of for worldwide and nationwide analysis grants and fellowships (e.g. ERC).
  • Alternatives for skilled management coaching.
  • A office that values range and promotes an inclusive surroundings.
  • Assist with relocation and establishing a life in Belgium, together with visa utility (if essential), housing, education and day care.

VIB is an equal alternative employer selling an inclusive and numerous surroundings and goals at a balanced gender distribution throughout all ranges within the group

Concerning the metropolis of Ghent and Flanders

Ghent, the second largest metropolis of Flanders, is a college metropolis and cultural hub. Solely half an hour away from Antwerp and Brussels by practice, and centrally situated in Europe, Ghent has a scenic but cosy, well-preserved historic heart and a energetic multi-cultural ambiance. Ghent and the higher area of Flanders is internationally-oriented and tech-minded with a robust biotechnology sector with spin-offs and start-ups, making a pure residence for researchers and their households. English could be very broadly spoken within the metropolis and surrounding space.

Ghent is residence to Ghent College, a high 100 college, based in 1817 and one of many main universities in Belgium. The college credo is ‘Dare to Suppose’, difficult everybody to query standard views and to dare to take a nuanced stand. Ghent College is a pluralistic college, which implies it’s open to all, no matter ideological, political, cultural, or social background. Ghent and its surrounding space is a superb place for younger individuals and households to stay and to lift kids. There are numerous glorious day care facilities and colleges, together with a world college.

Totally Funded Scholarships for Worldwide College students to Work and Research Overseas

The best way to apply?

Please use the VIB HR utility software and add:

  • your full CV
  • a canopy letter
  • a 1-page assertion of your analysis pursuits and analysis targets
  • a listing of your 3 most essential achievements together with specs of your contribution (particular publications, patents, analysis, valorization or outreach initiatives, …)
  • contact particulars of three referees

Utility deadline: reviewing will proceed till the place is crammed.

For extra info Contact Nico Callewaert, scientific director and chair of the search committee.

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